"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 3491
|Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 08:55 am: |
Kola, how else can you generate an awareness of the need for other nations to help the sick and impoverished in African countries unless you use the media to show images of the where this is true?
The West focuses exclusively on African problems, not their virtues and successes. Africa has economies that are growing. And is attempting to formulate a continental governing entity equivalent to that of the EU. Yet you NEVER read of that in the NYT and Washington Post. Really. What the White press does is a grotesque form of pornography that allows White to 'get-off' on feeling better about their Whiteness.
And it's so easy to fall back on the old stock arguments claiming that all the media show are negative images of blacks in this country, when actually, I see members of America's black minority depicted in all manner of ways in the media on a daily basis.
Yes. There is a more balanced presentation of AA life. Still. If you believed everything you witnessed in the dominant media, you'd think Blacks were America's only killers, drug dealers, thieves and rapists. And you live in Chicago. Lemme ask you a question: Do you EVER see ANY reporting in the Sun-times or Tribune of Chinese, East Indian and Middle Eastern Chicagoans committing acts of rape, domestic violence, theft and murder? Come on! Do you HONESTLY believe that NONE of that's occurring in THOSE communities?
And, of course, it is debatable as to whether blacks would do better living among themselves, separate from the dominate society. Doing so certainly wouldn't eliminate the problems of class and color and might even exacerbate these differences.
<shakingmyhead> Kola. Thank GOD you've come!
As for Zora and Toni's stances, Zora is of another era and I don't see Toni Morrison practicing what she preaches. Furthermore, everything these 2 advocate isn't sacrosanct. Their beliefs are not above being challenged.
The word of NO human being is above reproach. But Zora and Toni might have been inclined to indulge more of what they've espoused IF the majority of us thought very DIFFERENTLY from YOU.